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The combination of almonds and poppy-seeds along with the orange glaze make this bread full of flavor and super moist!

There are plenty of wonderful recipes out there that are downright delicious. And then there are those rare treats that rise above “delicious” to some exclusive higher category, officially known as “Food Crack.” Like a drug, you know it counts as food crack when no matter how much you eat, you just can’t get enough, (even when you know it might kill you in the end!)

This recipe, my friends, is Food Crack at its very best.

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This printable cheat sheet will help you weekend meal prep. Get a jump start on your week by prepping on the weekend! Your family’s breakfasts, lunches, and dinners will be a breeze all week.

I got the recipe from my dear friend Debbie who makes dozens of loaves every Christmas to give away to her friends and family. She is well known and much beloved for this effort, so I was, quite frankly, amazed when she agreed to share her special recipe with me so that I could share it with you all.

All she said was, “Food this good needs to be shared.”

Debbie, you rock. And amen to that!

Assemble your ingredients for the orange almond poppy seed loaf: vegetable oil, orange juice, eggs, poppy seeds, vanilla extract, almond extract, flour, sugar, salt, milk, butter extract, and baking powder.

Here is what you need:

3 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/4 cups sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 teaspoons poppyseeds
3 eggs
1 1/2 cups milk
1 1/8 C. veg. oil
1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract
1 1/2 teaspoons butter extract
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
 
Glaze
3/4 cups sugar
1/4 cups orange juice
 1/2 teaspoons almond extract
 1/2 teaspoons butter extract
1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
 

Mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and poppy seeds together in bowl.

Step 1: Mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and poppy seeds together in bowl; set aside.

Whisk eggs, milk, oil, and extracts until eggs are well blended.

Step 2:  In separate mixing bowl, whisk eggs, milk, oil, and extracts until eggs are well blended.

Add dry ingredients to the egg mixture and blend well.

Step 3:  Add dry ingredients to the egg mixture and blend well, scraping sides and bottoms of bowl, but do not over mix.

Pour mixture into 2 greased loaf pans.

Step 4: Pour into 2 greased loaf pans; bake at 350 degrees for 55-60 minutes.

Brush over cooled loaves with orange glaze.

Step 5: To make glaze, mix all glaze ingredients in small saucepan; heat until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and let thicken for a few minutes, then brush over cooled loaves, making sure to get plenty of glaze in the “crack” of the bread. 

Orange Almond Poppyseed Bread

The combination of almonds and poppyseeds along with the orange glaze make this bread full of flavor and super moist!

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Orange Almond Poppyseed Bread
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 24 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp poppyseeds
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 1/8 cups vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1 1/2 tsp butter extract
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Glaze

  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1/2 tsp butter extract
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and poppyseeds together in bowl; set aside.

  2. In separate mixing bowl, whisk eggs, milk, oil, and extracts until eggs are well blended.

  3. Add dry ingredients to the egg mixture and blend well, scraping sides and bottoms of bowl, but do not over mix.

  4. Pour into 2 greased loaf pans; bake at 350 degrees for 55-60 minutes.

  5. To make glaze, mix all glaze ingredients in small saucepan; heat until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and let thicken for a few minutes, then brush over cooled loaves, making sure to get plenty of glaze in the "crack" of the bread.

The combination of almonds and poppy-seeds along with the orange glaze make this bread full of flavor and super moist!

Ruth Soukup

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